Sports
6:21 am
Fri August 20, 2010

Cano keys 9-run inning, Yankees beat Tigers 11-5

NEW YORK – Robinson Cano hit a tiebreaking double and a two-run homer in New York's nine-run sixth inning, sending Phil Hughes and the Yankees to an 11-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

Austin Kearns added a two-run double and Derek Jeter had a two-run triple as New York's offense broke loose for the second consecutive day. The offense was still missing Alex Rodriguez and Lance Berkman because of injuries.

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Sports
6:17 am
Fri August 20, 2010

Silver Hawks beat Lugnuts

LANSING, MI – The South Bend Silver Hawks topped the Lansing Lugnuts 4-2 last night on Jackson Field.

The Lugnuts and Silver Hawks play the rubber match of their three-game series tonight at 7:05.

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In Michigan
6:07 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Michigan gets $21M grant to boost college access

LANSING, MI –

Michigan is getting $21.3 million from the federal government over the next five years to help more people attend and complete college.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm said Thursday the programs the money will fund particularly target low-income residents and those who are the first generation in their families to attend college.

Part of the federal money will go for a new unit in the Michigan Department of Education dedicated to promoting college access in K-12 schools.

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In Michigan
5:25 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

MI House takes punch out of SLAPP

LANSING, MI –

A Facebook page has pushed lawmakers at the state Capitol to approve a measure to protect First Amendment rights to complain about businesses.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Michigan bill would ban medical marijuana clubs

LANSING , MI –

Legislation headed for the Michigan House seeks to ban marijuana clubs that have opened since voters approved use of the drug for medical purposes in 2008.

Republican Rep. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge says Thursday he is introducing legislation to ban the clubs because marijuana users shouldn't be encouraged to drive. Jones says it's a safety risk, and people authorized to use marijuana should do so at home.

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In Michigan
5:11 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Ex-NBA, MSU star Jay Vincent charged in jobs scam

LANSING, MI –

Ex-NBA player and Michigan State star Jay Vincent has been indicted for what authorities say was an Internet employment scam that bilked about 20,000 jobseekers of about $2 million.

The U.S. attorney's office says the 51-year-old Vincent and 53-year-old Anthony Portee are charged with mail fraud, and Vincent is charged with an income tax violation. Both live in Lansing.

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In Michigan
4:23 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Hundreds gather for Grand Ledge soldier's funeral

GRAND LEDGE, MI –

A funeral service for a Lansing-area soldier killed in Afghanistan has drawn more than 500 mourners.

The Lansing State Journal reports veterans filed onto the stage of Grand Ledge High School Thursday and saluted the flag-draped casket of Army Pfc. Bradley Rappuhn. He graduated from the school in 2004.

The 24-year-old Army Ranger and another member of his unit died Aug. 8 after insurgents attacked them with an improvised explosive in Zhari Kandahar.

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In Michigan
4:14 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

MI legislature begins exam of budget plans, waiting on some details

LANSING, MI –

State lawmakers are beginning to examine Governor Granholm's newest proposal to resolve a budget crisis. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the goal is to wrap up work on the current emergency and the new budget before the new fiscal year begins in six weeks.

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WKAR Features
3:37 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Ottawa Street Power Station history preserved in Accident Fund HQ

LANSING, MI – Reigniting an Icon Lansing's Ottawa Street Power Station is in the midst of a $120 million dollar renovation. The Accident Fund Insurance Company will use the building as part of its new headquarters complex. Over the past year and a half, the outside of the riverfront icon has been cleaned and repaired, and now looks much as it did when it was opened in the 1940s. Inside, however, the coal-burning power plant is being transformed into high-end office space.

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In Michigan
2:59 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

E-Net unites campus, community entrepreneurs

East Lansing, MI –

Combining innovation and education is the goal of a new initiative at Michigan State University designed to foster entrepreneurship.

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